New Jersey State Triathlon - 07.22 & 07.23.17

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AND FINISH STRONG AT NEW JERSEY'S BEST TRIATHLON!

 

Train now to finish strong at the New Jersey State Triathlon! Here you will find all the endurance resources including open water swim training, clean eating, injury prevention and the latest in cool race gear and trends.

 

I AM - MY RUNNING STORY

I Am - My Running Story

Hi! I’m Leslie, the blogger behind And Her Little Dog Too – a healthy living, eating, exercising, {sometimes} marathon running and everything in between blog. I’m excited to share with you my running journey as well as tips and tricks to prepare you for the Perfect 10 Miler Race Day! I will be posting semiweekly on everything & anything running-related as we get closer to the start line of the P10.  So for my first post I wanted to introduce myself and hopefully give you a better idea of who I am as a blogger, a woman and a runner.

A little bit about me - I enjoy photography, the occasional cocktail, am obsessed with Instagram and I am completely in love with my little dog, Jackson. I love sharing my life online and documenting my experiences for others to read– whether it’s trying a new recipe, checking out a new workout or mapping out my marathon training plan – I enjoy putting myself out there and connecting with people all around the world.

And I love to run and never knew it.

I have been a runner before I even considered myself a runner. Born and raised in Northern Virginia with my parents & brother I grew up playing every sport under the sun, my two favorites being soccer and lacrosse. I started playing soccer almost as soon as I could walk and continued playing throughout high school. I was an awarded player on both the soccer and lacrosse fields and went on to play lacrosse in college.

It’s funny when I look back at my sports “career” because back then I would have never considered myself a runner, in any sense of the word! But you can’t run around the soccer or lacrosse field for an hour or be able to go into an all out sprint in the blink of an eye and survive without proper endurance training {aka running!}. Each and every practice started and ended with running, running and more running.

As I retired my cleats, I picked up my running shoes as a continuation of my competitive spirit. Like I said, I never considered myself much of a runner, but I always considered myself an athlete. And as an athlete, I eventually made the transition from competing on the field to score the winning goal to competing with myself for a new PR.

And I loved it. 

The more and more I ran, the more natural it became. Running was something I had been doing my entire life to train for different sports but now the sport WAS running - and running for myself, competing with myself, has been the best competition yet.

            Since I laced up my running shoes, I have completed 8 ½ marathon’s, 3 full marathon’s, and many other races in between. Running has become a foundational part of my identity. I am proud of my accomplishments and what my dedication and training has done for my life, which is why I choose to share my running experiences on my blog for the world to see.

Leslie currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband and her little dog.  She shares her adventures in healthy living in the city on her personal blog, And Her Little Dog Too.

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